STEVE Price insists Greg Inglis remains "a great asset" to Warrington Wolves despite the termination of his playing contract.

It was confirmed on Friday that the Australian icon would play no further part on the pitch this season after discovering the hamstring injury he suffered back in May was worse that first feared.

However, Inglis will be staying with the club on a voluntary basis to help out with coaching the younger players, continuing to give the benefit of his experience.

Price admits Inglis' body was "failing him" but talked up what he has done behind the scenes since arriving in England in January.

“He’s been the ultimate warrior for our great game for a long time," he said,

“He’s battered his body for over 18 years of rugby league having come into first grade at a very young age and it’s a shame how he couldn’t finish the season.

“But the injury was a lot worse than first thought. He put everything into it but his body’s failing him.

“He is a wonderful guy. He is a great asset to our club.

“What people wouldn’t have seen behind the scenes what he does in and around our organisation, his leadership, he’s probably added a difference to our organisation and something I’m very grateful for is being involved with Greg because he’s a quality human being and just a really humble guy to go with it.

“Greg knew and we all knew that he was at the back end of his career.

But you could see when he was training that he’s got unbelievable knack of being able to find space, see things what other people can’t see.

"He’s been a wonderful player for our great game and we’re very fortunate as a club that we got to spend a valuable couple of months together. He’s going to hold a good memory there for us.”